From Bauhaus to Ecohouse: A History of Ecological Design. By Peder Anker (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2010). Pp. 216. Cloth, $34.95.
Peder Anker, in From Bauhaus to Ecohouse, continues his iconoclastic style of environmental and intellectual history. In this book he shifts his focus from ecology to ecological design. Anker is quick to point out that despite ecological design’s recent popularity and its 1960s pedigree, its intellectual foundations stretch back to the 1920s and, in fact, began with that paragon of modernist design, the Bauhaus.